Learning About Clinical Trials and Finding Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are research studies that use volunteer patients to study ways to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases.
Patients may consider participating in a trial for a few reasons:
Learning about clinical trials
The primary source of information about clinical trials in the United States is the ClinicalTrials.gov website.
The following are excellent summaries from the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF).
Finding the right clinical trial
Each clinical trial has specific eligibility requirements. Researchers may be looking for patients with specific diseases, certain treatment histories, and a certain current status. It takes effort to identify clinical trials that might be suitable for a given patient.
There are a few ways to find clinical trials for a bone marrow failure disease:
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